Landscaping design ideas just in time for your yard’s spring makeover

Winter is almost gone and along comes the long-awaited spring season. For me, personally, spring is the best season. It is not too hot, not too cold and, what’s more, the time spent under the sun is even more valuable after the long winter. So, today, we have gathered a few landscaping ideas, so you can give your yard a makeover  and enjoy the sunny days to come. Unfortunately, many people don’t really take into consideration landscaping, or rather make the mistake of underestimating it, when modelling their homes. Sure, interior design is very important, but landscaping is just as important part of the exterior design. After all, landscaping gives your house a lot of curb appeal and, if done right, can be very inviting to your guests. You give your home a better chance to make a good first impression.

Truth is, landscaping can give your home a very glamorous and modern look, however, you have to think about what is it exactly that you are looking for in your landscape. In 2019 the landscaping trend matches the trend in building minimalistic, futuristic houses, so the trend “less is more” is on the rise and is not going away anytime season. But, before you start planning your landscape there are a few things to consider:

  1. What do you need the space for? Are you going to spend time in the backyard reading or relaxing? Do your kids need a playground, or do you just want a beautiful view to enjoy from your windows?
  2. How big is your backyard? If it is too small, don’t overdo it with the landscaping, again, “less is more”
  3. How much are you willing to spend? You can have a few trees and shrubs, arranged in a beautiful landscape, or you can have a fountain, for example. It is up to you to decide.
  4. What kind of plants do you want? Seasonal, or ones that are easier to take care of. If you decide to have seasonal plants, you should keep in mind that they will need upkeep and updating very often. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden, opt out for simpler shrubs and trees that don’t need that much looking after, instead.

After you have answered all of these questions for yourself, let’s have a look at some landscaping ideas. One of the trends for the hotter, desert climate are palm trees, cactuses and succulents, because they don’t need a lot of water and can easily survive the really hot weather.

Beautiful landscaping ideas for the desert climate

Cactuses and palm trees are perfect for the desert landscapes

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The good news is that, even if you are not really in the desert climate, palm trees are really resilient and can survive different temperatures. What’s more, a lush green rye grass along the pathway with a beautiful palm tree gives your house a modern contemporary look. A few lights along the staircase leading to your front door is not only beautiful, but can also help your guests navigate your entryway when they come over in the evening.

A beautiful example of a lush green pathway

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Another trend is to add plants between the stones leading to your front door, which adds interest and helps you keep things simple, but elegant.

Elegant and futuristic landscape

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Outline your entryway with beautiful trees and patches of lush green shrubs. Furthermore, add flowers for a little colour to go with your exterior.

The trees are outlining the entryway

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Minimalistic, geometrical front yard landscape

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When it comes to backyard landscaping ideas, you have a lot of options. Of course, the first thing to consider is how big you backyard actually is. For bigger yards a pool is always a good idea. You can give yourself some privacy with tall hedges or large shrubs. You can even incorporate your plants in small patches in the pool.

The trees are incorporated in the pool for a beautiful and interesting landscape

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If, however, you don’t want a pool, you can create a beautiful little space for your relaxation and “zen” time. Beautiful lounge sofas in between all the greenery of your backyard can make you feel like you’re one with nature. It also creates a great space for when friends come over in those hot summer evenings. It’s even better to have a little fountain or some form of water flow, that way when you close your eyes you can pretend that you are in the woods and there is a waterfall nearby.

Beautiful backyard landscaping ideas

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Surround your pool with palm trees to make you feel like you are at the beach

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And now, because we are fans of the “do it yourself” trend, here’s a little DIY idea to make your landscape even more interesting. What are you going to need?

  1. A wooden letter (it can be the initial of your family name or you can even spell out your whole name, it’s up to you)
  2. Some seeds (again, you can choose what you want to get – flowers or green lush plants)
  3. Soil

After you are done these beautiful initials can become a part of your landscape, you can hang them or just arrange the letter in an interesting way, so get creative.

All that you need for our fun DIY landscaping idea

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Fill it with soil, sprinkle the seeds and don’t forget to water it

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After the seeds grow out, you get a beautiful green initial

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The final result

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Contemporary landscaping ideas

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Futuristic design with levelled pool and landscape

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Beautiful front yard design incorporated in the woods

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Small, but elegant backyard landscape to relax in

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Futuristic idea for an entryway with a small pool of water and steps made of tiles

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Small, beautiful “zen” space

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Minimalistic geometrical landscape design

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Amazing spot to feel like you are one with nature

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Flower beds on the roof in a levelled landscape design

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Crawling ivy on the walls creates a vintage look

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An elegant driveway

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Pathway outlined with lots of small bushes

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Is that the backyard, or are we in the woods?

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A small waterfall in your backyard – why not?

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Levelled house with patches of grass on the roof

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